Aug 28, 20 frank karlitschek, a kde software developer, started developing owncloud in january 2010, in order to provide a free softwarealternative to forprofit storage service providers. Today we say good bye to owncloud founder, frank karlitschek, as he leaves owncloud to pursue new opportunities. Owncloud, the fully open source file sync and storage platform, has hit version 9. Frank karlitschek born 25 july 1973 is a german open source software developer living in. Linuxcon cloudopen 2012 frank karlitschek presents. Frank also enjoys taking photos of interesting people and places. Karlitschek further started the openpc and the open collaboration services projects. Zum netzwerk gehoren, sowie 30 weitere communities fur free software. The development of owncloud was started by frank karlitschek in 2010 and. However, you definitely need some linux skills especially if you want customize the system, or there would be a need for extraspecial deployment or troubleshooting needs. Open source cloud computing is our passion at nextcloud gmbh and weve built a great team of experts around it. Within 6 months nextcloud gmbh was profitable and remains today profitable and. Its running on php, apache web server, and also on other web servers.
All things open interview with frank karlitschek, owncloud. Dont miss this innovative conference that celebrates and explores the open source projects, technologies and companies who make up the cloud. Nextcloud is the most deployed onpremises file share and collaboration platform. Todays announcement by our former colleague frank karlitschek, that he intends to launch a competitive product to owncloud into the market using recently poached developers, has both surprised us and admittedly disappointed us. As founder and cto frank karlitschek outlined at the january 2010 camp kde, the goals of owncloud include easy setup and management, access to your data wherever it may be from whatever device you want, with privacy and. The main component of owncloud is the server software written in modern. Cto and founder of owncloud frank karlitschek resigned from the company and penned an open letter, which pointed to possible friction created as owncloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a. It brings together the open source projects, products and companies that are driving the cloud and big data. Documents is super easy to install and works on every owncloud instance. Frank karlitschek, has just announced on his twitter account that owncloud 9 is shaping up really nicely and that it will be a cool release. Just before the official release the beta version of this cloud service was first launched for all the users to try and promote this open network cloud storage app. Latinoware 2012 keynote by frank karlitschek owncloud.
Interview with frank karlitschek of owncloud free software. Frank karlitschek is a free software developer, entrepreneur and privacy activist. Our engineers, designers and support professionals work as an integral part of the wider nextcloud community to give customers direct access to the most advanced, indepth knowledge they need for success. In the past, frank has made a wealth of contributions to the development of the owncloud community edition. In short, owncloud is an opensource project which enables anyone with some webspace to make their own cloud storage. Frank karlitschek, has just announced on his twitter account that owncloud 9 is shaping up really. Frank karlitschek gave a talk on data privacy, warning the audience about the risks to their privacy from cloud vendors like dropbox. Aug 18, 2016 the ever popular owncloud open source filesharing and storage platform for building private clouds went through a shakeup not long ago. Jul 02, 2018 building your own cloud storage server is not that hard as you thought. At akademy 2008, frank presented the vision of the social desktop for the kde project. He is also a cohost of radiotux the biggest german linux podcast. Opensource cloud file storage, sharing and synchronization vendor owncloud inc. In the past, frank has made a wealth of contributions to the.
In contrast to commercial storage services, owncloud can be installed on a private server at no additional cost. Jun 02, 2016 todays announcement by our former colleague frank karlitschek, that he intends to launch a competitive product to owncloud into the market using recently poached developers, has both surprised us and admittedly disappointed us. Apr 28, 2016 owncloud founder, frank karlitschek, leaves owncloud to pursue new opportunities by juniya april 28, 2016 a few moments ago, frank karlitschek, founder, maintainer and cto of owncloud inc. How owncloud and collabora are bringing libreoffice online. Latinoware 2012 the practice of storing files in hard disks seems to have its days counted through the popularization of the cloud computing concept. An open source alternative for the cloud the internet. In order to speak about cloud computing, the guest speaker will be frank karlitschek on the left, founder of owncloud inc. In this edition, we conducted an emailbased interview with frank karlitschek, the lead developer of owncloud, a server software project that. He founded the nextcloud and the owncloud projects and was involved in several other free software projects. I hold a deep amount of gratitude towards frank for coming up with the initial idea and for everything he has done over the last 6 years to turn owncloud into the ecosystem it is today. With version 2, the owncloud team has improved the basic service and added valuable features. Jan 17, 2017 the participants where frank karlitschek, jakob sack, robin appelman, janchristoph borchardt and arthur schiwon. If youre a dropbox user, then youre familiar with the advantages of a remote cloud which keeps files on all of your desktops and devices. Todays announcement by our former colleague frank karlitschek, that he intends to launch a competitive product to owncloud into the market.
Among the new features in the owncloud 7 community beta release is the ability to do servertoserver. Frank karlitschek is the founder of owncloud and the cto of the commercial company that provides enterprise releases and support for owncloud. May 21, 2019 nextcloud was launched in april 2016 when karlitschek forked owncloud to create nextcloud. Mar 05, 2018 that didnt sit well with frank karlitschek, who wanted a single open source version of owncloud, so in april 2016, frank announced that he was leaving owncloud a company he cofounded to form another company called nextcloud and thats how nextcloud was born. Frank karlitschek is a german open source developer and founder of nextcloud, a platform for storage, collaboration. Founder of nextcloud, founder of owncloud, free software developer, former kde e. Host your private cloud easily using owncloud seravo. Jun 26, 2014 the owncloud technology enables cloud file storage, sharing and synchronization capabilities. What owncloud provides is an open source alternative to proprietary cloud storage systems like dropbox and box. We talk about how nextcloud was forked from owncloud, successful ways to run communitydriven open source projects, open core vs open source, aligned incentives, and the challenges. Nextcloud files offers an onpremise universal file access and sync platform with. Access your files on the web or integrate owncloud with desktop file managers. Indeed, all people you will know from our contributor page, with four of them part of the nextcloud gmbh team servicing enterprise users of owncloud and, now, nextcloud, for many, many years.
Owncloud provides a free, open source file sharing and application server and platform with desktop and smartphone applications, allowing you to create a personal or corporate cloud under your own control. Interview with frank karlitschek of owncloud by joshua gay contributions published on dec 20, 20 04. Some open source alternatives are now offering tools to put people back in charge. He published the user data manifesto and is a regular speaker at conferences. Frank has some strong opinions about how we host and share our data, and with the recent scrutiny on security and privacy, his thoughts are even more relevant. Nov 28, 2019 the founder of owncloud is frank karlitschek and the service is launched in the year 2010 and after that, the official owncloud inc. Oct 09, 2012 the owncloud personal cloud server bundles a lot of bigtime cloud technologies into an elegant, simple interface.
Cloud services have become the default tools many people use to get their work done. In this regard, we have been working on the creation of the owncloud foundation, the formation of which we announced earlier this week. There is no fee whatsover to download and use either package. Most of the core contributors of owncloud left with karlitschek to join forces in the new nextcloud project, managed by the new company formed at the same time, nextcloud gmbh. It looks like the owncloud developers will have a great year in 2016, as the companys cto, mr. Jun 24, 2010 frank karlitschek is a free software developer, entrepreneur and privacy activist. Frank reminiscences about his first web development experiences in the 90s. Php has made the web more dynamic and by the end of the 90s, when php 3 was on stage, the language had become quite popular. In 2010 karlitschek started the owncloud project during a campkde keynote and released the version 1. Jan 07, 2016 it looks like the owncloud developers will have a great year in 2016, as the companys cto, mr. All you need is a stepbystep guide written by newbie for newbies. Back then, interactive on the web meant contact forms, done in perl. At the same time, frank karlitschek, founder of the.629 1048 1492 1530 674 1629 1410 1522 1618 686 595 460 1137 1052 85 182 1274 580 607 416 1576 1651 975 919 1585 331 1152 1615 1071 1409 928 350 1263 1275 1445 1193 845 1433 1391 628 907